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The Multidisciplinary Role of Medical Professionals in Child Trauma Cases

Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 AM
Des Moines University, Lecture Hall 3, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

The Multidisciplinary Role of Medical Professionals in Child Trauma Cases

Part of the DMU Clinic Regularly Scheduled Series. Coffee will be served.


7 a.m. Overview of the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Trauma
Lisa Bender, LMSW

  1. Differentiate the DHS, medical and legal roles and responsibilities for reporting and documenting child trauma cases.
  2. Utilize resources available from law enforcement, legal, DHS, medical examiners, medical primary care, first responders, and child protections centers in the identification, intervention, and treatment of child maltreatment.
7:15 a.m. Role of Medical Professionals in Child Trauma Cases
Ken McCann, D.O.

  1. Distinguish various types of child maltreatment and the signs and information to gather to determine whether maltreatment has occurred.
  2. Identify the medical professional’s responsibility and process to report child maltreatment.
7:45 a.m. Question and Answer Session
8 a.m. Adjourn

Supporting materials


Lisa Bender, DHS

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program Manager, Division of Adult, Children and Family Services

Lisa Bender, LMSW, has been with the Iowa Department of Human Services since September of 2010.  Prior to her position with IDHS Lisa spent more than 10 years working on the private, non-profit side of child and family welfare and juvenile justice.  Lisa’s experience includes working in the fields of community-based corrections, youth prevention, adolescent substance abuse treatment, supportive housing, community development, non-profit management, higher education, and academic research.  Lisa completed both her undergraduate degree and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Iowa, School of Social Work.  In 2006 Lisa was awarded the University of Iowa, School of Social Work’s Director’s Award as an “Outstanding MSW Graduate” recognized for her scholastic achievement, leadership, and community service contributions.

Ken McCann, D.O.

Blank Regional Child Protection Center

Dr. McCann is a board-certified pediatrician who received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  He completed his residency in pediatrics at Blank Children’s Hospital. After residency, Dr. McCann completed a fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.  Dr. McCann has experience evaluating children of all ages for child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, child physical and medical neglect, and medical child abuse (formerly Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy). Dr, McCann has worked as part of multidisciplinary teams to evaluate child abuse and has testified as an expert witness in child physical abuse and child sexual abuse trials.

The speakers have indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Target audience

All DMU faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

Continuing education credit

AOA:  Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to present continuing medical education programs for physicians. Des Moines University designates this program for 1.0 hour of AOA Category 1-A CME credit.

IBON:  Des Moines University continuing education (provider #112) is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as an accredited provider. This program has been reviewed and approved for 1.2 continuing education contact hours.

Physical Therapists:  The Iowa Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Recreational Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education; this course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.

Physician Assistants:  The Iowa Board of Physician Assistants does not pre-approve continuing education; this course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.

Radiographers:  Credit has been requested from the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Radiological Health. Approval is pending.

Other:  Attendees will receive 1.0 continuing education hours.


Continuing Medical Education

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